Monday, April 16, 2007

GARY ALLEN-IN WHITE AMERICA, 12" EP, 1982, USA




Proactively deranged and aggressively gay art damaged electropop-into-mutant-funk curiosity, sounding not remotely like anything else I've ever heard. Many would consider much of this a minimal synth record. If anything, this is a maximal synth record, with big weird in-your-face electronics and startling stereo imaging, tactics that tie it in practice (if not substance) with Britain's The Passage. A masterpiece and I defy anyone who hears Itchy Itchy Boy and Oops! It's An Accident to not have them ricocheting around in your head for weeks after.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is fookin great man! electro rhythms with camp thetrical vocals... i love it!!! thanks for posting!

Mik

Oji said...

Any more Gary Allen records?

Oji said...

Any more Gary Allen records?

vdoandsound said...

oji-I'm not aware of the existence of any. If you know different, please do tell...

buck said...

terrific post, thanks a lot for the discovery

Anonymous said...

yeah! if anyone does find any more Gary Allen stuff please let us know! would love to hear any more by them...


Mik

Dusty said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for posting this genuis/ way ahead of its' time e.p. by Gary Allen (not to be confused with the modern country music performer). I purchased this e.p. abt. fifteen years ago from a thrift shop (for one dollar) and lost it along the way. I knew one other person who was familiar w/ this album and I haven't seen her in years. Freakin' fantastic.

Anonymous said...

upload again pls? link is broke!

negativeplanet said...

would also very much appreciate an re-up. thanks!!!

Unknown said...

yes, i would really appreciate a re-up of this one. I've been looking around for it for a while. Awesome blog!